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Chariots of fire

Author: Hugh HudsonDavid PuttnamColin WellandNigel HaversIan CharlesonAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video [distributor], 2012.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : CD audio : Videodisc : Elementary and junior high school : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : English
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The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Drama
Feature films
Historical films
History
Sports films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography Drama
Named Person: Harold Maurice Abrahams; Eric Liddell; Harold Maurice Abrahams; Eric Liddell
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Hudson; David Puttnam; Colin Welland; Nigel Havers; Ian Charleson; Ben Cross; Ian Holm; John Gielgud; Lindsay Anderson; Nigel Davenport; Cheryl Campbell; Alice Krige; Dennis Christopher; Brad Davis; Patrick Magee; Peter Egan; Vangelis.; Enigma (Firm); Allied Stars (Firm); Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Ladd Company.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419888188 9781419888182
OCLC Number: 802809349
Language Note: English (DTS-HD Master Audio) or French (Dolby Digital 1.0) with optional English SDH or French subtitles. English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1981.
Credits: Music composed, arranged, produced and performed by Vangelis.
Cast: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige, Lindsay Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Nigel Davenport, Brad Davis, Peter Egan, Sir John Gielgio, Ian Holm Patrick Magee.
Awards: Winner, 1982 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Film Awards for Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero; Best Supporting Artist: Ian Holm; Best Film: David Puttnam; 1982 Academy Awards for Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero; Best Music, Original Score: Vangelis; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Colin Welland; Best Picture: David Puttnam.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 Blu-ray disc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 audio disc (digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.)
Details: Blu-ray disc, 1080p High Definition, widescreen presentation 16x9 (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital.; Playback requires a Blu-ray disc player.
Contents: Soundtrack sampler: Titles --
Abraham's theme --
Eric's theme --
Jerusalem.
Other Titles: Chariots of fire (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Allied Stars presents an Enigma Production ; a Ladd Company and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. release ; screenplay by Colin Welland ; produced by David Puttnam ; directed by Hugh Hudson.

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The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee.

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